'Jackass' Films Director Jeff Tremaine to Tell the Story of Mötley Crüe
by Ethan Anderton
November 4, 2013
Following a box office topping weekend where Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa knocked Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity from the top spot after three weeks of domination, director Jeff Tremaine is finally ready to move away from the MTV prank franchise onto more traditional narrative filmmaking. Deadline has word that Tremaine is set to direct Dirt, a film that will tell the story of the 80s rock band Mötley Crüe, based on The Dirt: Confessions Of The World’s Most Notorious Rock Band. The band wrote the book themselves, and it's a tell-all including all the sex (with Heather Locklear), drugs and rock 'n' roll you would expect. Read on!
A portion of the synopsis of the book says:
Motley Crue was the voice of a barely pubescent Generation X, the anointed high priests of backward-masking pentagram rock, pioneers of Hollywood glam, and the creators of MTV's first "power ballad." Their sex lives claimed celebrities from Heather Locklear to Pamela Anderson to Donna D'Errico. Their scuffles involved everyone from Axl Rose to 2LiveCrew. Their hobbies have included collecting automatic weapons, cultivating long arrest records, pushing the envelope of conceivable drug abuse, and dreaming up backstage antics that would make Ozzy Osbourne blanch with modesty.
Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil and Mick Mars all wrote the book (with the help of Neil Strauss) that chronicles the coming-of-age tale of the chart-topping rock band. Of course, it's not all success and hot girls as the book also dives into the scandals and problems caused by all the drugs, alcohol and craziness of the rock and roll lifestyle. "Californication" writer Tom Kapinos is working on the script, and the film is being set up as an indie to shoot early next year. This should be a great transition to traditional narrative filmmaking since the Jackass gang is a motley crew in their own right. Stay tuned as this one develops.